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The Assault Weapons Ban Didn’t Work Then and It Won’t Work Now

Michael in the P/R of ATL Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 7:05 AM
But Serpentdove, look how effective drug prohibition has worked out! Reduced crime, reduced addiction, reduced corruption, et al. It's been awesome, proving again how great the federal gov't is at regulating individual behavior. So what if a few of our rights have to be flushed down the toilet -- it's for the common good! *channeling my inner-Loyal Democrat above*

Senator Dianne Feinstein is queuing up come January 2013 to retable—yet again—an Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in order to “severely mitigate the possibilities of another Sandy Hook atrocity.” Great idea, Dianne, as the first AWB that Clinton signed into law worked wonders in schools from 1994-2004. It was awesome. It panned out wonderfully aside from the following:

  • November 7, 1994: Wickliffe, Ohio: (Wickliffe Middle School shooting) Keith Ledeger, 37, a former student at the school, shot and killed custodian Pete Christopher and wounded four other adults.
  • January 12, 1995: Seattle, Washington: A...